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Hisato Yamaguchi

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  • Chemical Science
  • Energetic materials
  • Separation technologies
  • Materials chemistry
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Nanostructured quantum confined materials
  • Materials
  • Materials by design
  • Functional materials
  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • Physical vapor deposition
  • Microfabrication
  • Nanotechnology
  • Electron microscopy
  • Scanned probe microscopies
  • Interface engineering
  • Materials synthesis (single crystals)
  • Gas/surface interactions and reactions
  • X-ray spectroscopy and imaging
  • Optics and fiber optics
  • Transport characterization of materials,
  • Photoemission spectroscopies
  • Nanoscale (in time and space) spectroscopies
  • Control atomic arrangements on the nanoscale
  • Photovoltaics
  • Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT)


  • Characterizations of materials surface, electronic and optoelectronic properties using photoemission and optical spectroscopy techniques
  • Synthesis of atomically thin two dimensional (2D) nanomaterials (graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides) and diamond
  • Large area thin film deposition via solution processing and chemical vapor deposition (CVD)
  • Design and fabrication of integrated devices based on semiconductors



JSPS Post-doctoral Fellow, Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University, New Jersey. Advisor: Prof. Manish Chhowalla

Ph.D., Materials Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Ishikawa, Japan

M.A., Physics (Minor in Secondary Education), International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan

B.A., Physics (Minor in Secondary Education), International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan


LANL Positions

Scientist, Electrochemistry and Corrosion (Sigma-2)

Director’s Post-doctoral Fellow, Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices (MPA-11)

Director’s Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (MPA-CINT)


Professional Societies

Materials Research Society (MRS)



R&D 100 Award (Category: IT/Electrical), R&D Special Recognition for Market Disruptor - Products: Gold Medalist, 2019

DOE U.S.-Japan Science and Technology Cooperation Program in High Energy Physics (HEP) grant, Acting Principle Investigator (PI), 2018-2019

LANL Distinguished Performance Award for Large Teams 2016

Honorable Mention Poster Award - LANL Postdoc Research Day 2014

LANL Directed Research (DR) grant, Co-Investigator, 2014-2017

LANL Exploratory Research (ER) grant, Co-PI, 2013-2016

LANL Director’s Post-doctoral Fellow, 2012-2015

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to Physics participant, 2012

JSPS Post-doctoral Fellow for Research Abroad, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2011-2012

Best Poster Award - Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting 2011



Nathan A. Moody, Jeffrey Pietryga, Gautam Gupta, Aditya D. Mohite, Vitaly Pavlenko, John Lewellen, Hisato Yamaguchi "Phototcathodes with protective in-situ graphene gas barrier films and method of making the same" US 10,354,828 (2019).

A.Takakuwa, T.Shimoda, M.Furusawa, T.Mitani & H.Yamaguchi "Method for Manufacturing Microlens & Method for Manufacturing Organic Electroluminescent Element" US 7,674,407 (2010), JP 2006-24535 (2006), TW 094114923 (2008), KR 1020050029851 (2006), CN 200510068871 (2006).

A.Takakuwa, T.Shimoda, M.Furusawa, T.Mitani & H.Yamaguchi "Method of Manufacturing Organic Thin Film Element, Method of Manufacturing Electro-Optic Device, & Method of Manufacturing Electronic Equipment" US 2006/0007520 A1 (2006), JP 2006-023683 (2006).



Selected Pubications

(Full list at Google Scholar)

H.Yamaguchi*, F.Liu, J.DeFazio, M.Gaowei, L.Guo, A.Alexander, S.I.Yoon, C.Hyun, M.Critchley, J.Sinsheimer, V.Pavlenko, D.Strom, K.L.Jensen, D.Finkenstadt, H.-S.Shin, M.Yamamoto, J.Smedley, N.A.Moody "Quantum efficiency enhancement of bialkali photocathodes by an atomically thin layer on substrates" physica status solidi (a) (2019). *Corresponding author  https://doi.org/10.1002/pssa.201900501

[Selected as the front cover]  https://doi.org/10.1002/pssa.201970076

M.Förg, L.Colombier, R.K.Patel, J.Lindlau, A.D.Mohite, H.Yamaguchi, D.Hunger, A.Högele "Cavity-control of interlayer excitons in van der Waals heterostructures" Nature Communications 10, 3697 (2019).  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-11620-z

B.Miller, J.Lindlau, M.Bommert, A.Neumann, H.Yamaguchi, A.Holleitner & A.Högele, U.Wurstbauer "Tuning the Fröhlich exciton-phonon scattering in monolayer MoS2" Nature Communications 10, 807 (2019).  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08764-3

C.Gebhardt, M.Förg, H.Yamaguchi, I.Bilgin, A.D.Mohite, C.Gies, M.Hartmann, M.Florian, T.W.Hänsch, A.Högele & D.Hunger "Polariton hyperspectral imaging of two-dimensional semiconductor crystals" Scientific Reports 9, 1 (2019).  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-50316-8

H.Yamaguchi*, F.Liu, J.DeFazio, M.Gaowei, C.W.Narvaez Villarrubia, J.Xie, J.Sinsheimer, D.Strom, V.Pavlenko, K.L.Jensen, J.Smedley, A.D.Mohite & N.A.Moody* "Free-Standing Bialkali Photocathodes Using Atomically Thin Substrates" Advanced Materials Interfaces 5, 1800249 (2018). *Corresponding authors  https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201800249

[Selected as the back cover] https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201870065

N.A.Moody, K.L.Jensen, A.Shabaev, S.G.Lambrakos, J.Smedley, D.Finkenstadt, J.M.Pietryga, P.M.Anisimov, V.Pavlenko, E.R.Batista, J.W.Lewellen, F.Liu, G.Gupta, A.Mohite, H.Yamaguchi, M.A.Hoffbauer & I.Robel "Perspectives on Designer Photocathodes for X-ray Free-Electron Lasers: Influencing Emission Properties with Heterostructures and Nanoengineered Electronic States" Physical Review Applied 10, 047002 (2018).  https://journals.aps.org/prapplied/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.10.047002

H.Yamaguchi*, F.Liu, J.DeFazio, C.W.Narvaez Villarrubia, D.Finkenstadt, A.Shabaev, K.L.Jensen, V.Pavlenko, M.Mehl, S.Lambrakos, G.Gupta, A.D.Mohite & N.A.Moody* "Active bialkali photocathodes on free-standing graphene substrates" Nature Partner Journal (npj) 2D Materials and Applications 1, 12 (2017). *Corresponding authors  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41699-017-0014-6

A.Neumann, J.Lindlau, L.Colombier, M.Nutz, S.Najmaei, J.Lou, A.D.Mohite, H.Yamaguchi* & A.Högele* "Opto-valleytronic imaging of atomically thin semiconductors" Nature Nanotechnology 12, 329 (2017). *Corresponding authors  https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2016.282

H.Yamaguchi*, S.Ogawa, D.Watanabe, H.Hozumi, Y.Gao, G.Eda, C.Mattevi, T.Fujita, A.Yoshigoe, S.Ishizuka, L.Adamska, T.Yamada, A.M.Dattelbaum, G.Gupta, S.K.Doorn, K.A.Velizhanin, Y.Teraoka, M.Chen, H.Htoon, M.Chhowalla, A.D.Mohite & Y.Takakuwa* "Valence-band electronic structure evolution of graphene oxide upon thermal annealing for optoelectronics" physica status solidi (a) 213, pp.2380-2386 (2016). *Corresponding authors  https://doi.org/10.1002/pssa.201532855

H.Yamaguchi#, J.-C.Blancon#, R.Kappera, S.Lei, S.Najmaei, B.D.Mangum, G.Gupta, P.M.Ajayan, J.Lou, M.Chhowalla, J.J.Crochet & A.D.Mohite "Spatially Resolved Photoexcited Charge-Carrier Dynamics in Phase-Engineered Monolayer MoS2" ACS Nano 9, 840 (2015). #Equal contribution  DOI: 10.1021/nn506469v

H.Yamaguchi*, J.Granstrom, W.Nie, H.Sojoudi, T.Fujita, D.Voiry, M.Chen, G.Gupta, A.D.Mohite, S.Graham & M.Chhowalla* "Reduced Graphene Oxide Thin Films as Ultrabarriers for Organic Electronics" Advanced Energy Materials 4, 1300986 (2014). *Corresponding authors  DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201300986

D.Voiry, H.Yamaguchi, J.Li, R.Silva, D.C.B.Alves, T.Fujita, M.Chen, T.Asefa, V.Shenoy, G.Eda & M.Chhowalla "Enhanced Catalytic Activity in Strained Chemically Exfoliated WS2 Nanosheets for Hydrogen Evolution" Nature Materials 12, pp.850-855 (2013).  doi:10.1038/nmat3700

G.Eda#, H.Yamaguchi#, D.Voiry, T.Fujita, M.Chen & M.Chhowalla "Photoluminescence from Chemically Exfoliated MoS2" Nano Letters 11, pp 5111–5116 (2011). #Equal contribution  DOI: 10.1021/nl201874w

H.Yamaguchi*,#, K.Murakami#, G.Eda, T.Fujita, P.Guan, W.Wang, C.Gong, J.Boisse, S.Miller, M.Acik, K.Cho, Y.J. Chabal, M.Chen, F.Wakaya, M.Takai & M.Chhowalla* "Field Emission from Atomically Thin Edges of Reduced Graphene Oxide" ACS Nano 5, pp.4945-4952 (2011). *Corresponding authors #Equal contribution  DOI: 10.1021/nn201043a

P.Matyba#, H.Yamaguchi#, G.Eda, M.Chhowalla, L.Edman & N.D.Robinson "Graphene and Mobile Ions: The Key to All-Plastic, Solution-Processed Light-Emitting Devices" ACS Nano 4, pp.637-642 (2010). #Equal contribution  DOI: 10.1021/nn9018569

H.Yamaguchi*, G. Eda, C. Mattevi, H. Kim, & M. Chhowalla* "Highly Uniform 300 mm Wafer-Scale Deposition of Single & Multilayered Chemically Derived Graphene Thin Films" ACS Nano 4, pp.524-528 (2010). *Corresponding authors  DOI: 10.1021/nn901496p